5 Fun Family Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Easy going routes that families with young kids will enjoy.

Hiking, Trail Running Easy, Moderate

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Old Faithful Geyser at Night, Yellowstone
Old Faithful Geyser at Night, Yellowstone Photo: Dhilung Kirat

Description

Discover America’s first national park and all its natural wonders—from towering peaks to rugged wilderness, an abundance of wildlife, and geysers. In fact, Yellowstone is home to 60% of the world’s geysers and thermal features—bubbling mud pots, technicolour hot springs, and exploding geysers can be found across the park’s massive 2 million acre expanse. You're also guaranteed to see wonderful wildlife—from cute yellow-bellied marmots to mountain goats, moose, and perhaps even grizzly bears.

For wild encounters on short hiking routes, check out this collection of trails. To get up close with the iconic Old Faithful, try Observation Point to Geyser Hill. For a great chance of spotting many kinds of wildlife, go to Beaver Ponds.

Sources: https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm https://www.yellowstonepark.com/

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